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lifeboat

a boat, propelled by oars or a motor, used for rescuing people at sea, escaping from a sinking ship, etc.

lifeboat

[′līf‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A small boat hoisted on davits or carried on one of the upper decks of a vessel, which can be quickly lowered into the water in case of an emergency.
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The Transas Survival Craft Simulator allows such training to be conducted either at a training centre or on-board in a benign environment, allowing trainees to learn essential procedures, such as the preparation of survival craft, its launch and boarding, but without the risk.
No one doubts the importance of effective survival craft training," said Frank Coles, Transas Chief Executive Officer.
Angus Campbell, the managing director of Survival Craft Inspectorate, said: "This is a very welcome development for our company.
Anyone who would like to reserve a survival crafts place can do so from Monday by calling Chelmsley Wood library on 0121 788 4380.
This clearly identifies the survival craft on the radar screen by means of a stream of 12 inch-line dots.
As part of the fact-finding mission, the delegation will look at the different training available such as how to take control of a survival craft after abandoning ship, and treating people for injuries while adrift.
Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI) and Maersk Training has inked a 10-year contract for a new marine training centre in the north-east of Scotland.
Contract award: supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of equipment necessary training patenting of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats and fast rescue.
An international centre of excellence for sea survival, South Tyneside Marine Safety Training Centre also has a fire training site, which is unique to the UK, an offshore oil platform and a number of survival crafts used for exercises.